Glycolic Acid Chemical Peel

To improve the quality of the peel, you may be instructed to use the topical retinoid every night for at least 3-4 weeks prior to the peel. Do not use it within 48 hours of the peel.

Do not use moisturizer for 48 hours before peel.

The first peel will be left on from 3-5 minutes. The subsequent peels will be left on for longer or shorter durations as tolerated by the patient.

During the peel you may feel mild stinging and burning.

After the peel, you will wash your face thoroughly with tap water for one minute.

After the peel, you may use a mild moisturizer with a sunscreen and light make-up.

You may experience fine peeling of your skin and mild redness. This varies from person to person.

We will perform the next peel in 2-3 weeks. Most patients will complete the “6 peel series” for maximum effectiveness.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office.


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